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La. GOP bars independents from its party primaries

March 15th, 2009 . by TexasFred

La. GOP bars independents from its party primaries

SHREVEPORT — The question of whether to let independent voters into Louisiana’s Republican Party primaries turned out to be almost no question — the vote was 114-5 to solidify the party’s “no.”

“We knew it’d be pretty lopsided. We didn’t know it’d be that lopsided,” party chairman Roger Villere said afterward.

The Republican State Central Committee made a bylaw of what had been a policy that only party members may vote in the primaries. That means it now would require a two-thirds vote to open the U.S. House and Senate primaries to independents, rather than a simple majority.

Independents and third-party members can vote in Louisiana’s federal Democratic Party primaries.

Some Republicans say that sends independents into the Democratic primary, making it likely that the Democrats will have a more conservative nominee who is harder for a Republican to beat.

That argument didn’t make much impression on most of the delegates.

“I liken it to people in church,” said Lloyd Harsch of New Orleans. “When the Baptist church is electing a pastor, it doesn’t have Presbyterians, Methodists and Roman Catholics join in to say who they’d like as pastor of the Baptist church.”

The next such elections are in 2010, with House races and Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s run for a second term.

La. GOP bars independents from its party primaries

I am going to keep this short and to the point. The GOP/RNC is made up of the most STUPID bunch of individuals imaginable.

As long as the GOP/RNC continues to work in this manner, as long as they continue to be simply another version of the DNC, ie: Dem Lite, as long as the GOP/RNC continues to relegate Independent Conservative to the lower bowels of the party, this nation will continue to suffer through RINO administrations like that of George W. Bush, the administration that would have been had John McCain been elected and the one we have now, from Obama and Company, as they bleed this nation dry!

And some folks wonder WHY I won’t make a hard core pact and give my affiliation and loyalty to the Republicans…

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